Festival of Jewish Culture Trondheim

Program 1st - 3rd September 2017

Locations:

The Synagogue, Arkitekt Christies gate 1B
Comfort Hotel Park
The Quality Hotel Augustin
Café Ni Muser, Bispegata 9B
Trondheim’s Art Society, Bispegata 9B
Litteraturhuset in Trondheim, Kongens gate 2

Friday 1st September

At 19:00 Tjuvstart! Early start!/Ready steady go!
 

Shabbat evening at the Quality Hotel Augustin. We invite our guests to experience a celebration of the Jewish Shabbat, and to taste, hear and see what such a celebration may be. The guests are lead through an evening consisting of songs, stories and delicious food. Seated around candlelit tables, guests will be served traditional dishes from the Jewish kitchen.

Location: Quality Augustin Hotell, Kongens gate 26.
Tickets including a three-course meal: 450 NOK. Beverages charged separately.

Saturday 2nd September 

At 11:00 Family Performance.
 

“The Way You Like It” and “The Cobbler Who Loved to Sing”. Narrative theatre for families with children from the age of 3 years and up.

The Norwegian Jewish writer Eva Scheer has recreated the Jewish folk humor and -imagination as it was portrayed in Yiddish – the language spoken in the Jewish ghettos of Eastern Europe. Most of the stories were told to her by her grandmother, an immigrant to Oslo from Lithuania. The rest of the stories have been collected through a focused search of European Jewry. We have chosen two of the stories that are suitable for adults and children from the age of 3 years.

Actors: Madeine Brandtzæg Nilsen and Ibrahim Fazlic
Direction and adaptation:: Rita Abrahamsen
Costumes: Jenny Hilmo Teig

Location: Comfort Hotel Park
Tickets. Children free. Aults: 150 NOK. Students and pensioners: 100 NOK. Family ticket: 200 NOK.

At 13:00 Opening of the Festival of Jewish Culture in Trondheim 2017
 

The traditional grand opening of the festival, including speeches, interviews and performances with several of the festival artists.
Parliament representative for Venstre, Abid Raja will open this year’s festival..

Location: The Synagogue, Arkitekt Christies gate 1B.

Tickets: 90 NOK.
Entry to the Opening is included for holders of tickets for the Middle East Peace Orchestra concert at 14.00.

At 14:00 Middle East Peace Orchestra
 

The Middle East Peace Orchestra is a Danish ensemble that have excited audiences since 2003 with their riveting, virtuoso performance, and an ideological basis for creating peace amongst people. Their music belongs in a spectrum spanning from Jewish klezmer and Arabic love songs, to their own compositions and classical music. The musicians are from the Middle East, the Northern countries, Europe and the USA. 

Location: The Synagogue
Tickets: 230 NOK. Students 100 NOK. Pensioners 150 NOK.

At 15:30 “Heia jødene!” Lecture and miniature exhibition about integration and the Jewish joy of sports.
 

Based on the exhibition Heia jødene! An exhibition about integration and the joy of sports, previously shown at the Jewish Museum of Oslo. Leif Grusd will relate how Jewish immigrants settling in Norway embraced Norwegian nature and outdoor activities. Jewish participation in sports in Norway is not well known; the lecture will present those who excelled in their discipline, as well as show the breadth of Jewish participation in Norwegian sports from the early 20th century until today.

Next year, the festival plans to show an exhibition that addresses Jewish loyalty to Norway, Jewish efforts to Norwegian society and Jewish war effort during World War II.

In collaboration with the Jewish Museums of Trondheim and Oslo.

Location: The Synagogue
Tickets 90 NOK

At 15:30 Nina’s Children
 

Lecture and viewing of the documentary film about the Jewish orphanage in Oslo during the Second World War.

In collaboration with Litteraturhuset in Trondheim.

Film creator Nina Grünfeld returns to JKFest, relating her work on this documentary film about the Jewish orphanage in Oslo during the Second World War, including the escape to Sweden, saving the lives of several Jewish children in 1942. In the film Nina Grünfeld tells the story of the person she is named after, Nina Hasvold, who was in charge of the Jewish orphanage. One of the orphanage children was the director’s own father, Berthold Grünfeldt. Following the lecture, there will be a viewing of the film. The film and the book upon which it is based upon are both from 2015.

Location: Litteraturhuset i Trondheim, Kongens gate 2
Tickets: Free entry

At 17:00 Salon – and exhibition
 

This year’s festival explores- and attempts to recreate the original Literary Salon with an exhibition, conversations and texts on the phenomenon. The Salon was the venue where contemporary thoughts and ideas developed before the time of radio and television. Ticketholders are welcome to take part and learn more about the origin of the Salon, as well as prominent figures of the world of the Salon, such as Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Featuring among others associate professor Trude Kolderup, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Editor Karin Hagen, publisher of Alice B. Toklas Cookery Book.

Location: Trondheim’s Art Society/Cafe Ni MuserBispegata 9B. The exhibition will take place until September 17th 2017.
Tickets: 90 NOK

At 19:30 She’Koyokh Ensemble
 

A concert with the unique klezmer- and Balkan orchestra from England

The band have released four albums and have been declared the best klezmer- and Balkan band in the UK. Do not miss this opportunity to hear them play!

Musicians: Çiğdem Aslan (vocals), Susi Evans (clarinet), Meg Hamilton (violin), Živorad Nikolić (accordion and vocals), Matt Bacon (guitar and kaval), Paul Moylan (bass) and Christina Borgenstierna (percussion).

The concert is a collaboration with Trondheim World Music Festival

Location: the Synagogue
Tickets: 290 NOK. Students 100 NOK. Pensioners 200 NOK.

At 21:3 Night shift: Weill in the bar
 

Featuring Marit Haugen Smistad (actress, vocals) and Halvor Lillesund (accordion and piano.)

Actress and singer from Trondheim, Marit Haugen Smistad will in Saturday evening’s Night Shift perform her personal choice of songs by the German-Jewish composer Kurt Weill. The concert will be held in a personal and unpretentious style and includes highlights from Weill’s career, spanning from The Beggar’s Opera to Lost in the Stars. Mari has previously performed in large-scale musicals such as the Queen-musical We Will Rock You, Rock of the Ages, Hair, as well as Kurt Weill’s The Beggar’s Opera.

Location: Comfort Hotel Park 
Tickets: 150 NOK. Students 100 NOK. Pensioners 100 NOK.

Sunday 3rd September

At 11:00 Family Performance.
 

“The Way You Like It” and “The Cobbler Who Loved to Sing”. Narrative theatre for families with children from the age of 3 years and up.

The Norwegian Jewish writer Eva Scheer has recreated in Norwegian the Jewish folk humour and -imagination as portrayed in Yiddish – the language spoken in the Jewish ghettos of Eastern Europe. Most of the stories were told to her by her grandmother, an immigrant to Oslo from Lithuania. The rest of the stories have been collected through a focused search of European Jewry. We have chosen two of the stories that are suitable for adults and children from the age of 3 years.

Direction and adaptation: Rita Abrahamsen
Costume: Jenny Hilmo Teig

Location: The Comfort Hotel Park
Tickets: Voksen kr 150 - Student og honnør kr. 100 - Familebillett kr. 200 - Barn gratis

At 12:00 “Bookdive” with Elisabeth Åsbrink
 

With Gabi Gleichmann

In collaboration with Litteraturhuset in Trondheim

The Swedish author Elisabeth Åsbrink in conversation with Gabi Gleichman about her career as a writer. Her book And in Wienerwald the trees are still standing has won several international prizes, including the 2011 August-prize for Best Textbook. The story is about 13-year-old Otto, a Jewish boy sent from Austria to Sweden right before the outbreak of World War II. There he eventually becomes best friends with Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA. The book gives disturbing insight to the existing Nazism and anti-Jewish attitude in Swedish society during the war-years. In 2016, Elisabeth Åsbrink published a book about the year 1947.

Location: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B.
Tickets: 90 NOK. For entry to both the Bookdive at 12.00 and the panel discussion at 13.30: 150 NOK

At 13:30 Panel conversation evt discussion – Underage refugees
 

The basis of our panel conversation/discussion are children and youngsters sent away from their home countries as a protective measure. This happened during the Second World War, and it is currently happening all over the world. We ask how children were received at their destination, how they managed and what late effects to expect in children and teens having been sent away by their parents due to war and prosecution. Can one draw parallels from the days of the Second World War to today?

In the panel: Author Elisabeth Åsbrink, film creator Nina Grünfeld, psychologist Magne Raudalen and Sigmund Korn, who was 9 years old when he arrived from Austria to the Jewish orphanage in Oslo before the war.

Panel conversation leadet by Trond Åm.

Location: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B
Tickets  90 NOK
For entry to both the Bookdive at 12.00 and the panel discussion at 13.30: 150 NOK

At 15:00 Riga Klezmerband
 

The Festival of Jewish Culture in Trondheim has this year turned its focus toward the Baltic states, more precisely Latvia. Modern-day Latvia was a central part of the area many Norwegian Jews emigrated from approximately 100-150 years ago. About 150 000 Jews lived in pre-war Latvia. Today there are around 10 000 Jews left in the entire country. Amongst them individual efforts work to regain and conserve the lost culture, attempting to make it accessible and hand it on to future generations. We are happy to present Riga Klezmerband at this year’s festival.

Featuring Zeev Shulman (vocal), Yury Savkin (violin), Eduards Raubishko (clarinet) and Yury Kasper (piano).

Location: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B
Tickets: 200 NOK. Students: 100 NOK. Pensioners: 150 NOK

At 16:15 City tour of the Jewish Trondheim
 

The festival’s annual city tour. This time we will stop at Nerbyen, where there will be a short performance. Featuring historian Terje Bratberg and religious leader of the Jewish Community in Trondheim Ralph Buchmann.

Start: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B
Tickets: 90 NOK

At 16:15 Tour of the Jewish museum in Trondheim
 

Location: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B

Tickets: 90 NOK

At 17:00 Gertrude and Alice, and the Art of Living
 

- a salon musical about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, two intriguing women who lived in early 1900’s Paris. Gertrude was a writer and an art connoisseur, whilst Alice was secretary, agent, housekeeper and lover. The two women and their salon were for decades the very nerve of Paris’ blooming artistic life. Their first and foremost goal was to publish Gertrude’s books, both of them utterly convinced that Gertrude Stein was a genius.

Featuring Cecilie Schilling (vocals), Nina Gromstad (vocals) and Rune Klakegg (piano, accordion).

Location: Trondheim’s Art Society/Cafe Ni Muser

Tickets: 150 NOK. Students: 100 NOK. Pensioners: 100 NOK.

At 19:00 Shofar from the Jewish Community in Riga – a choir concert
 

The choir Shofar have since 2001 been an important player in the effort to conserve Jewish culture in Latvia. The choir holds two weekly practices and perform regularly all over the country. Their rehearsals are held in the Jewish center in the heart of Riga, in what once used to be the city’s Jewish theatre. The choir consists of 25 amateur singers, professionally lead by conductor and artistic leader Josif Tsiser, son of one of the previous directors of the Jewish theatre in Riga. One of the choir’s most important goals is to convey Jewish folk tunes and especially to preserve the Yiddish culture in Latvia. The choir performs in Yiddish as well as in Hebrew, Ladino and Russian.

Conductor: Josif Tsiser 

Location: The Synagogue, Ark Christies gate 1B

Tickets: 200 NOK. Students: 100 NOK. Pensioners: 150 NOK

Changes to the program may occur. 

Jewish food

Bagels, coffee and cakes baked following Jewish recipes will be on sale in the Synagogue as part of the Festival of Jewish Culture in Trondheim September 1st-3rd 2017. At the local café Ni Muser there will be a festival menu with dishes from the Jewish kitchen. 

Tickets: Tickets are purchased beforehand on www.jkfest.no or at the door 30 minutes before each event.

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